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The Quest for Security: Protection Without Protectionism and the Challenge of Global Governance

Authors: Stiglitz, Joseph E.; Kaldor, Mary
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Columbia University Press
Publication Year: 2013

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The essays in this collection boldly confront the quest for security arising from the social, economic, environmental, and political crises and transformations of our century...

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Barbara Meyer: Bert and Mary Meyer Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2010

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Meyer developed her passion for working with farmworkers while, as a member of the League of Women Voters, she was actively involved in the League’s study on farmworkers. Through this work, she recognized the differences between treating a social problem’s symptoms as opposed to addressing its root causes. This case explores Meyer’s role in the creation of the Southern Partners Fund, the values and beliefs behind SPF’s unique approach and the foundation’s achievements.

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Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation and the Meth Project

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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In September 2005, the Meth Project launched an aggressive public education campaign led by saturation-level advertising across TV (40%), radio (21%), newspapers (13%), online media (11%), outdoor billboards (10%) and high-school newspapers (5%). Two years after the project was launched, teen meth use declined 45%, adult meth declined 72%...

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Brett Family Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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Following an employer’s liquidity event, Linda Shoemaker and her husband, Steve Brett, unexpectedly came into significant financial resources. As a result, they founded the Brett Family Foundation, which Shoemaker ran as president. Based on her experience while working as an attorney and elected official, Shoemaker believed that the best way to create systemic change was through public policy...

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John and Marica Goldman Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2009

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John Goldman is a sixth generation San Franciscan and a descendant of Levi Strauss, the entrepreneur who started the apparel company that bore his name. For generations, philanthropy has been an important part of the Goldman family’s lives and for John and Marcia Goldman, this was no exception. John and Marcia Goldman wanted to continue the tradition of philanthropy and community service with their own children but also wanted to help other young people develop philanthropic values...

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Robin Hood

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 1988, Paul Jones, a 32-year-old money manager, founded the philanthropic foundation Robin Hood with $3 million and a mission to fight poverty in New York. By 2005, Robin Hood was the largest private poverty-fighting organization in New York City, and its venture philanthropy model had inspired foundations and funding intermediaries nationwide. Nonetheless, Robin Hood wanted to have an even greater impact and reach the 1.7 million New Yorkers still living in poverty. To achieve this, the management team worked to both improve application of best practices and metrics to grantmaking decisions...

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2006 Program-Related Investments Conference Summary

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Spitzer, Joshua
Product Type: Essays and Concept Papers
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2006

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In January 2006, the PRI Makers Network and Stanford Graduate School of Business’s Center for Social Innovation sponsored the first annual Program-Related Investments (PRI) Conference in Palo Alto, California. This summary presents key issues addressed in the conference and features several case studies that illustrate them.

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Altman Foundation

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 1913, Benjamin Altman made a capital stock investment to create the Altman Foundation. Since that time, the foundation has both honored Mr. Altman’s vision of serving New York City’s economically disadvantaged and has transformed into a focused, strategic philanthropic organization. By 2005, the Altman Foundation was poised to take its strategic philanthropy to the next level by implementing a broader system of research and evaluation that would improve all aspects of its work in and for New York City.

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Transatlantic Community Foundation Network

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 1999, the Germany-based Bertelsmann Foundation and the U.S.-based Charles Stewart Mott Foundation jointly established the Transatlantic Community Foundation Network (“TCFN”). As they entered the third phase of funding for TCFN, representatives from Mott and Bertelsmann deliberated on how to best maximize the impact of TCFN’s resources and ensure the long-term sustainability of its efforts.

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Blended Value Proposition

Authors: Arrillaga-Andreessen, Laura; Chang, Victoria
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2007

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In 2000, Jed Emerson founded the Center for Blended Value, a think tank based in Colorado that promoted the concept of “blended value” investments. Emerson applied the concept of blended value to criticize the traditionally impermeable wall between foundation investments and programming...

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